Henrik Pontoppidan


Born
in Denmark
July 24, 1857

Died
August 21, 1943


Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1917 "for his authentic descriptions of present-day life in Denmark." (Award shared with Karl Gjellerup.) ...more

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Lykke-Per

4.45 avg rating — 935 ratings — published 1898 — 42 editions
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Lykke-Per 1

4.31 avg rating — 322 ratings — published 1898 — 11 editions
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De Dødes Rige

4.36 avg rating — 118 ratings — published 1912 — 7 editions
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Lykke-Per 2

4.25 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 1898 — 8 editions
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Fra hytterne

3.65 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1887 — 3 editions
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Det forjættede land

3.96 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1891 — 21 editions
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The Polar Bear

3.65 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1887 — 8 editions
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Isbjørnen Nattevagt

3.59 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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Ørneflugt og andre krøniker

3.54 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1979 — 2 editions
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O Visitante Real

3.60 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1908 — 5 editions
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“One entry was entitled: "About God":
"This thought has been ascribed to Voltaire: If God did not exist, mankind would have invented Him. I find more truth in the reverse: If there really is a God, then we should seek to forget Him, to raise up men who will to do good for goodness' sake, not out of fear of punishment for their bad deeds. How can someone give alms to a poor man with a clean heart when he believes, and has an interest in believing, that there is a God who keeps score in heaven, who looks down and nods in approval?”
Henrik Pontoppidan, Lykke-Per 1

“Desi mi-e groaza de paradoxuri, sunt de parere ca norocul insusi este cel mai mare ghinion care poate lovi un om in zilele noastre, pentru ca... da, pentru ca in noua sute nouazeci si noua de cazuri dintr-o mie, ne lipseste capacitatea de a-l folosi in asa fel incat sa profitam de el, si nu sa ne faca rau. In vremea noastra ne-am dezvatat sa manevram cu indemanare miraculosul , asta-i! Ne purtam la masa norocului ca taranul la ospatul regelui.”
Henrik Pontoppidan, Per cel norocos

“Zbuciumul sufletesc care bantuie azi in anumite paturi ale tineretului danez iti da de gandit ca elementele cele mai usoare si mai nedescurcarete sunt intotdeauna acelea pe care vartejul le ridica mai sus si le poarta mai departe, asa cum se intampla si cu pleava la vanturatoare.”
Henrik Pontoppidan, Per cel norocos

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